LINGUIST List 7.877

Tue Jun 11 1996

Qs: Saussure,Journals,Chinese,Interjections,Manuscript,

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  1. "Daniel Alberto Labonia ", Query: Saussurean documents in electronic form.
  2. "Mark S. Gockenbach", Old journals
  3. Mikel Matto, Chinese Linguistics
  4. Jan K Lindstrom, Interjections
  5. cpeustgwdg.de, Re: 7.861, Qs: Difficulty, Record, Prenasal, Attrition, Maski(n
  6. cpeustgwdg.de, Re: 7.868, Confs: Bangor Conference on Syntactic Categories

Message 1: Query: Saussurean documents in electronic form.

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 14:57:35 MST
From: "Daniel Alberto Labonia " <postmastinslin.uba.ar>
Subject: Query: Saussurean documents in electronic form.


Dear linguists,

I'm doing a PhD. at Buenos Aires University. My field of research is
the History of Linguistics, more specifically, the problems of
interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's theory of language. As it is
common knowledge, from an epistemological points of view, crucial
aspects of this theory still remain --eigthy years down the line--
controversial and unclear.

In order to make several studies assisted by computer programs over
the saussurean documents, and before starting the hard work of
scanning, I need to know if the _Cours de linguistique generale_ and
its main sources (saussurean handwritten notes and students notes of
the three courses on General Linguistics he gave at Geneva University
between 1907 and 1911) are available in any electronic form anywhere.

Please, any information (or searching suggestions) about this will be
really welcome. Thanks in advance.

Regards

 Daniel Alberto Labonia
 postmastinslin.uba.ar
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Message 2: Old journals

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 11:27:19 EDT
From: "Mark S. Gockenbach" <gockmath.lsa.umich.edu>
Subject: Old journals


I am trying to locate the following articles, and have been unable to
find the journals. Can anyone help?

 1. P.J. Veft, "Beccari's Reis Van Makassar Naar Kendari", 
 Tijdschrift van het Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Vol. 2 or 3(?),
 1876(?), p.p. 199ff.

 2. Hoevell, "Korte Beschrijving vat het Rijkje Mooeton",
 Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijks, Vol. 9, 1892,
 p.p. 349-360. Also associated map, possibly in the same or next
 volume.

 3. Jaspers, "Van de Kendaribaai Naar de Lasolo Rivier", 
 Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijks,
 Vol. 17,18,or 19(?), 1900, 1901, or 1902, p.p. 58-66.

Thank you very much,

Mark Gockenbach
gockmath.lsa.umich.edu
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Message 3: Chinese Linguistics

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:27:04 -0800
From: Mikel Matto <mikelmrosewood.his.ucsf.EDU>
Subject: Chinese Linguistics


I am trying to select an MA program in Chinese Linguistics at a
University in the PRC. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the
academic reputations of many of these schools. The few that I have
heard of, and heard good things about are:

Fudan, Nanjing, Peking, Tianjin, and Beijing University.

If anyone is familiar with the quality of these graduate programs in
Linguistics or of the school in general, I would appreciate the
feedback. I am also open to other universities or institutions that
might steer me in the right direction.

Thank you....

Mikel Matto
mikelmemail.his.ucsf.edu

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Message 4: Interjections

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 15:54:36 +0300
From: Jan K Lindstrom <jklindstwaltari.Helsinki.FI>
Subject: Interjections


Hello,

I am seeking for some literature on interjections and I wonder if I
could get some pointers from Listers. Above all, a piece of work with
a more universal perspective on the form and function (and, if
possible, semantics) of these linguistic items would be appreciated.
Could someone perhaps have dealt with the apparent symbiosis between
repetition (reduplication) and interjections?

Many thanks -- there will be a summary if there is enough interest!

Jan Lindstrom
Scandinavian lgs
University of Helsinki
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Message 5: Re: 7.861, Qs: Difficulty, Record, Prenasal, Attrition, Maski(n

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 15:58:21 -0000
From: cpeustgwdg.de <cpeustgwdg.de>
Subject: Re: 7.861, Qs: Difficulty, Record, Prenasal, Attrition, Maski(n

Dear fellow linguists,

In an Egyptian manuscript dating to the 14th century AD written in 
Coptic letters, I have come across words in an unidentified language.
In my transcription of the Coptic they are the following:
(S = voiceless palatal fricative, E = schwa or centralized vowel,
o = open o, O = closed o, X = unknown, perhaps a pharyngeal?).
There is no clue as to the accentuation.

masaS aigEriaks mazzin anupr
targeSE vaitans Osmas jOktars
mugait sarban auteksa mazgas
sabaltr daupu ajarX laSSar
Sonvi Sograovi

Unfortunately it is unclear what these words mean but they might
belong to the same semantic field, at least they are written in the
order as indicated (to be read in lines). It has to be taken into
account that the graphic representation is that of an Egyptian who
tried to grasp foreign words which were unintellegible to him, so a
certain amount of inexactness is to be expected. In comparisons to
modern languages, also the language change of the past six hundred
years would create certain deviations. I would greately appreciate if
anyone could give suggestions. Any language of North Africa, Southern
Europe, Near East, Caucasus or India is a possibility. I would like to
add that the same manuscript contains transcriptions of words and
phrases which without doubt are Old French. In case of answers I will
put a summary on the list.

Carsten Peust
Seminar of Egyptology and Coptology
Goettingen
cpeustgwdg.de


Carsten Peust
Seminar of Egyptology and Coptology
Goettingen, Germany
cpeustgwdg.de
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Message 6: Re: 7.868, Confs: Bangor Conference on Syntactic Categories

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 16:31:10 -0000
From: cpeustgwdg.de <cpeustgwdg.de>
Subject: Re: 7.868, Confs: Bangor Conference on Syntactic Categories


Dear fellow linguists,

I am looking for examples from diachronic linguistics for 
simplifications of intervocalic consonant clusters where
it is the perceptually stronger consonant that is elided,
such as

ayta > aya awta > awa arta > ara

or the like.
Contributions from any language are welcome.

Carsten Peust
Seminar of Egyptology and Coptology
cpeustgwdg.de

 
Carsten Peust
Seminar of Egyptology and Coptology
Goettingen, Germany
cpeustgwdg.de
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